[pah-three-naw; English puh-dree-noh]

noun, plural pa·dri·nos [pah-three-naws; English puh-dree-nohz] /pɑˈðri nɔs; English pəˈdri noʊz/. Spanish.

a godfather.
a person's protector, patron, or mentor.

Nearby words

  1. padouk,
  2. padova,
  3. padparadschah sapphire,
  4. padre,
  5. padre island,
  6. padrone,
  7. padsaw,
  8. padua,
  9. paduasoy,
  10. paducah Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for padrino

  • I now mounted, Ramon Duran coming on his horse alongside as "padrino," to accompany me, and help to guide the horse.

    Blanco y Colorado|William C. Tetley
  • Those he nominated referred to him as their padrino or godfather.

  • No circumstances could ever justify the cavalier in bearing arms against his padrino.

  • The padrino chosen to stand with Maximina was a cavalry captain, an old comrade of the bridegroom's.

    Maximina|Armando Palacio Valds